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Winter Driving

Much of the state is bracing for snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Omaha area and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Lincoln area until 7:00 tomorrow morning.  Snowfall amounts in the Omaha area could range from two to five inches, while Lincoln could see five to eight inches of frozen precipitation.  Residents are being told to expect hazardous travel conditions.

Hospitals Warn Of Wind Chill Dangers

Feb 13, 2020

Lincoln area hospitals are warning residents about the dangerous wind chills that have moved into the region.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth officials are encouraging people to dress in layers and limit their exposure to the outside temperatures. People who spend time outside in low wind chills are at risk of developing hypothermia and frostbite.  Much of the eastern part of the state is under a Wind Chill Advisory this morning. Gusty winds could push the wind chill down to 30 degrees below zero today.

Snow For Southeast Nebraska Friday, Affecting P.M. Commute

Jan 10, 2020

The National Weather Service says accumulating snow is expected Friday along and south of Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska.  The afternoon and evening commute will be affected.  Freezing rain and-or sleet could precede the snow this morning over parts of the southeast, according to the weather service.  Omaha and Lincoln could measure up to four inches of snow.

 

More than foot of snow fell in parts of central and northern Nebraska making travel conditions difficult across much of the state. The Nebraska State Patrol had to close sections of Interstate 80 near North Platte and Wood River at different times Sunday because crashes involving semitrailer trucks blocked traffic for several hours. The interstate had reopened by Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service says 15 inches of snow fell near Ansley and 13 inches fell in Broken Bow by Sunday afternoon and snow continues to fall across the area.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches Thursday for much of western Nebraska and is warning Iowa travelers about the potential for icy roadways and heavy rain. Snowfall ranging up to 6 or even 8 inches has been forecast for the western two-thirds of Nebraska, starting Friday afternoon and ending early Sunday. Storm winds could gust to 35 mph, adding to the difficulty of maintaining vehicle control on slick highways and streets. The service says freezing rain is expected to fall starting Friday night across west-central and northern Iowa .

Winter Weather Impacts Travel

Dec 10, 2019

Winter weather is to blame for several crashes in the Omaha area. A snowstorm that moved through the area yesterday morning led to numerous incidents on local roads including a seven-vehicle crash at 42nd and Dodge.  Winds gusting up to 50-miles-per-hour also impacted the morning commute.

 

Omaha Prepared For Snowstorm

Nov 27, 2019

Nebraska is dealing with winter weather.  Winter storm watches and warnings were issued for most of the state as the Omaha area received between one and five inches of snow after the storm moved into the region yesterday.  A large section of central and western Nebraska received more than 10 inches of frozen precipitation.  Officials closed an 86-mile stretch of Interstate-80 between York and Kearney during the snow storm.

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

 The National Weather Service says much of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is likely to see 1-to-2 inches of snow by early Monday. Some parts of eastern Iowa could receive 4-to-6 inches of snow. Cold temperatures are expected to follow the snow on Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Monday morning and winds up to 30 mph are expected. The wind may create blowing snow and wind chills around 0 degrees.

Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation

Dec 14, 2012

The time to prepare for winter driving is now, before the first flakes hit the ground.